This post compares the various open source backup solutions that support Linux, MacOS X and Windows clients. Feel free to comment and let me know if there is a solution that I missed and should add to the list. Read the rest of this entry »
Windows guests do not recognize all of the available cores under KVM and will usually detect only 2 cores. This happens since KVM exposes the available virtual CPU cores as physical CPUs (sockets). So, if the physical host running KVM has 2 CPUs with 4 cores each (a total of 8 cores), and the guest is configured for 8 CPUs, Windows will see 8 physical CPUs and will run only on 2, due to the hard coded limits in some of the editions of Windows Server.
Today I am going to review open source automated deployment software. This software can will assist you in automating and speeding up deployments of your applications to testing, pre production and production environments.
I have been working on a proof of concept project to check a cloud solution and tested CloudStack as one of the solutions.
Although setting up CloudStack seems simple and the installation documentation is good, there were issues that I encountered and took some time to figure out as the error logging does not always tell the cause of the issue.
I have tested CloudStack with KVM hypervisor – so some of the issues may be specific to this configuration.